SURREY, B.C. — The Joseph Richard Group (JRG) is opening its third S+L Kitchen & Bar location at Grandview Corners in South Surrey next week.
The expansion is a part of JRG’s drive to grow its share of the casual-upscale dining market in the White Rock-Surrey area, where it also operates The Henry, The Hemingway, Edith + Arthur and Townhall South Surrey. The new restaurant will bring the company’s number of locations to 19, counting public houses, restaurants and liquor-retail outlets opened in B.C. and Alberta.
With a new menu designed by JRG director of Culinary Operations Matthew Stowe (Top Chef Canada winner) and corporate chef David Jorge (MasterChef Canada winner), S+L Kitchen & Bar will be the first modern steakhouse in the area, offering local diners new culinary experiences such as Wagyu beef and specialty oyster creations. Other menu items include the East Coast lobster roll, lobster and prawn linguine, West Coast tuna niçoise and house-made ricotta and basil ravioli — all paired with craft cocktails, craft beer and an expansive wine list.
In addition to creating approximately 100 new local jobs in the White Rock-Surrey area, JRG is actively involved in supporting local community organizations and institutions such as the Peace Arch Hospital Foundation Gala, White Rock Firefighters Charity, Southridge School and Sunnyside Elementary School.
“We take great pride in having the décor, the staff, the menus and the atmosphere of our establishments, and our community involvement, reflect the unique communities we serve,” says JRG co-founder and CEO Ryan Moreno. “Of course, we’re equally passionate about creating great places where people can relax with their friends and enjoy spectacular food designed by talented chefs like Matt and Dave.”